|Posted:||March 11, 2015 11:42 AM|
|From:||Senator Michele Brooks|
|To:||All Senate members|
|Subject:||Protection of Utility Line Workers|
|In the near future, I plan on introducing legislation that would amend Title 75 (Vehicles) to include electric cooperative and utility personnel as emergency responders during declared disaster emergencies.
Currently, there is a defined list of emergency service responders who are given specific protections during emergencies and when directing protected traffic in hazardous areas in order to keep drivers and emergency workers safe at the scene. Examples of emergency service responders include:
In addition, this legislation will define electric cooperative and utility personnel as emergency service responders during the first seventy-two hours after a declared emergency or until the expiration of a declared emergency, whichever is later.
This legislation will be the same as House Bill 1246 PN 3277 of the previous legislative session.
Introduced as SB765